Government will not assess the impact of flooding on the EU referendum turnout

The UK Government will not make an assessment of the impact severe weather conditions had on the EU referendum last year, according to Cabinet Office Minister, Chris Skidmore MP. In … Continue reading Government will not assess the impact of flooding on the EU referendum turnout

New poll finds most support for online voting amongst women, Londoners, and 80’s kids

A new survey by Mancunian marketing agency, Tecmark and polling company YouGov has found that 63% of adults in the UK believe that the introduction of online voting would boost … Continue reading New poll finds most support for online voting amongst women, Londoners, and 80’s kids

Lib Dem Minister ‘would be very happy’ to see online voting piloted

Liberal Democrat Minister, Tom Brake MP has this week said that he would be ‘very happy’ to see online voting trials take place in the UK. Brake, the Deputy Leader … Continue reading Lib Dem Minister ‘would be very happy’ to see online voting piloted

Women are at risk of falling off the electoral register – and out of the political debate

By Councillor Abena Oppong-Asare. As we take the time to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women today, it’s important to recognise the low turnout of women at the last … Continue reading Women are at risk of falling off the electoral register – and out of the political debate

Could an #onlinevoting option have enticed the half a million that didn’t vote in the #indyref?

Whilst over two million Scots will be feeling relieved and more than one and half million nursing feelings of disappointment, there will be over half a million Scottish people confessing … Continue reading Could an #onlinevoting option have enticed the half a million that didn’t vote in the #indyref?

Why did over half a million registered voters not turn out in the Scottish #indyref?

After a passionate, heated and tightly-run two-year campaign, over 665,000 registered voters did not cast a vote in the Scottish independence referendum. This represents over 15% of the 4 million … Continue reading Why did over half a million registered voters not turn out in the Scottish #indyref?

The 10% turnout in the West Midlands PCC by-election represents an embarrassment to UK democracy

Early reports from the West Midlands suggest that just over one in ten people voted in the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) by-election yesterday. The estimate is that turnout was … Continue reading The 10% turnout in the West Midlands PCC by-election represents an embarrassment to UK democracy